Le Festival de Cannes 2014 comme si vous y étiez

The Cannes 2014 poster

The 67th Festival Poster


Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67th Festival de Cannes on a photogram taken from Federico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963.

In Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, we celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance of Italian and European cinema through one of its most stellar figures.

“The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right in to a promise of global cinematographic happiness,” explains the poster’s designer. “The happiness of experiencing the Festival de Cannes together.”

In his films, Marcello Mastroianni continued to encapsulate everything that was most innovative, nonconformist and poetic about cinema. On seeing the poster for the first time, Chiara Mastroianni, the actor’s daughter, said simply: “I am very proud and touched that Cannes has chosen to pay tribute to my father with this poster. I find it very beautiful and modern, with a sweet irony and a classy sense of detachment. It’s really him through and through!”

The Festival de Cannes thanks Gaumont, which owns the rights to the film.

The 2014 Festival poster was designed by Lagency / Taste, Paris.

The graphic charter of the 2014 Festival was designed by Bronx, Paris.

►View the scene from Federico Fellini’s film 8 1/2 on which the poster is based.


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On trouve comme première grosse tête d’affiche, la Djette Magda. Femme fatale originaire de Pologne, ayant résidé à Detroit puis à Berlin, cette artiste est l’une des grosses pépites de la scène minimale allemande. Il faut dire que passer son enfance et se frotter dès son plus jeune âge à la scène Techno de Detroit dans les années 90’s, ça forge le caractère et un certain style musical. Les productions de Magda sont toujours empreintes d’un rythme très soutenu, et ce dès les premières minutes de ses productions, un son très métallique et industriel et une mélodie assez simple mais collant parfaitement à l’environnement qu’elle se créé. La minimale selon Magda, c’est la minimale conventionnelle sur laquelle les berlinois se pètent le crâne à longueur de soirée : un rythme qui pénètre et un rythme qui vous habite. Il sera d’autant plus impressionnant d’entendre les basses résonner dans la Cité du Cinéma. Son set ne serait à louper sous aucun pretexte.

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Live From Cannes

Amy Winehouse Documentary Headed to Cannes


Using never-before-seen archival footage, the untitled film will recount the recording artist’s life and career; Focus Features International will shop the high-profile project to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Market.

Universal Music and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia are teaming to bring the story of Amy Winehouse‘s life and career to the big screen.

Focus Features International, a division within the Universal empire, will shop the high-profile project to foreign buyers at next month’s Cannes Film Market.

“This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in in a way that very few films can,” said Kapadia and Gay-Rees.

“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart, and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically, Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success, but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us,” they added.

Winehouse rose to international fame with her second album, Back to Black, which has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide since its release in 2006. The English artist died in 2011 of alcohol poisoning.

“Asif and James have the remarkable ability to bring a moving and thought-provoking story to life, as evidenced by Senna. We look forward to seeing their vision of Amy Winehouse,” Focus International co-president Alison Thompson said.

The untitled Winehouse doc reunites Kapadia with producer James Gay-Rees; they worked together on the 2010 award-winning doc Senna, which recounts the life and death of Brazilian car-racing champion Ayrton Senna.

“There’s another part to her character and persona very few people knew about, and that was her gentleness and warm-heartedness,” says Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, noting that his daughter often took care of homeless people and needy children.